Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Disney and Me

I came home to the most AWESOME Google Alert EVER!

Miley Cyrus gets 'Wings' at Disney

Hehe, my husband, who specializes in copyright law (and stands over my shoulder and adds, "I am not a lawyer; this is not legal advice") tells me that it is actually not a good idea to copy paste an entire article from Variety straight to my blog. So um, yeah, hence the edit.:)

So ETA:

I've been sitting on this for ages, but Disney has optioned my book for film with Temple Hill (the producers of Twilight) contracted to produce, and Miley Cyrus (I don't even have to tell you who SHE is) attached to star! I have been sitting on this since June 5th, so I am SO pleased to finally let you guys know!!!!

Yay!!! (more story tomorrow;))



Ciao!

43 comments:

Kari Pike said...

Yippee!!!

sari said...

Wow, that is big news, isn't it? Congratulations!!

Patti said...

That is super exciting. Congratulations!!!!

Pamela said...

Very cool, congratulations to you! We miss you!

Taste Life Twice said...

I'm afraid Miley Cyrus is not my idea of a suitable Laureal but she is a big star and Disney is obviously huge-beyond-reason so A Huge Congratulations!!
--tashi

tomdg said...

Wow! And you've had to keep this quiet since June 5th? I thought the constitution outlawed such "cruel and unusual punishment" :)

Well, good for you, and how fantastic is that?

JKB said...

This is so great. I am so excited for you!!!!

Many hugs from DE! (And sorry, I had to post about this as well over at my blog)

Go you!!!

~Mary said...

WOW!!!!
I love Miley Cyrus! She is great!
This is huge news!

scott neumyer said...

O M G. That's HUUUUUGE!

Anonymous said...

Good, I love Miley! She will do it well Congratulations

Juju said...

OMG
This is wonderful news!
Congrats!
I can't WAIT for the movie.
I adore Wings.

Noble M Standing said...

I'm so excited for you!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

BookChic said...

That's so awesome!! :) Congrats to you! This will be huge! And I do love Miley, but she's not what I pictured for Laurel, but whatever. I am still WAY excited for this movie and for you!!

Janna Qualman said...

Here from Jen Blom's site - and I think we've likely crossed paths on AW, too.

Congratulations! That's just amazing news. Best with it!

moonrat said...

:)

Katie said...

YAY!!!! We'll be posting this exciting news on Mundie Moms!! We're so excited for you! Congratulations.

Demon Hunter said...

Whoa. That is wonderful news, Aprilynne!! Yay! :-) Cannot wait to take my little cousin to see it. :-)

JenWriter said...

Holy crap, this is huge!

Congrats!

Dara said...

Wow!

Not exactly who I pictured as Laurel but I'm not sure any current actress would be who I'd picture as her :P

Very exciting!

Heidi said...

AMAZING!!!! Congrats!!

That must have just KILLED you to keep a secret! :)

Tara said...

I just saw the news in Publishers Lunch and wanted to find out more. Thanks for never disappointing. I'm glad to get the info from your blog. Congratulations!

Writer 421 said...

OMG
That is sooo exciting!!!
I had imagined someone like Dakota Fanning being Laurel, since Miley had the red hair thing goin on, but that is still AWESOME news!!
Congrats Aprilynne!!

just Joan said...

Just heard the news (from a certain ANWA member) and wanted to stop by to say congrats on your wonderful news!

Joan

Yamile said...

That's great news! I'm not a fan of Miley AT ALL, though I have to say she will be awesome for the movie as she already has a huge fan base. Congratulations!

Valerie said...

I am so excited for the movie, but saddly I have a strong dislike for Miley Cyrus. This is so great for you though! I don't know if me and my friends would be able to see that movie if she is staring in it, but we might have to because of how much we love wings.
This is really great! Dont let my negativity taint how awesome this is!
It is just so sad it has to be a Disney Channel star.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! You can see there is a theme here - Miley doesn't appear to be right for the part - perhaps an unknown, more ethereal-appearing actress . . . .
Loved the book!

Sonia Ayoub said...

Amazing, awesome, stupendous... you must be floating right now!

I can't wait to hear more!

Jessie Oliveros said...

OMG. I mean Disney and Miley Cyrus?!? That's huge. Well, of course it was going to be huge. Is Miley at all how you envisioned Laurel? She isn't quite Laurel in my mind, but Robert Pattinson wasn't Edward and now he IS Edward. I guess movies will do that.

Ayman said...

OMG!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! I LOOOOOOVE WINGS!!!!!! One of my favorite books. I think Miley will be good, although when I thought of wings being a movie, I didn't quiet see her. But it will be amazing anyway. Congrats! I KNEW it would happen when I first read it. It's too good of a book to be ignored!

KasandraG said...

That is EXCITING!! I wait to see it! Miley isn't who I pictured either but I don't not like her. I'm so happy someone decided to make it a movie!! I'm SO EXCITED!! i can't believe you had to hold it in for so long!

Becky D. said...

I'm so excited for you! I nearly screamed myself. :)

maya ganesan said...

That's HUGE! Congrats!

Lauren said...

YAY that it's gonna be a movie!
NO!!!! NOT MILEY CYRUS!!! PLEASE NO!!!! AT LEAST, DONT MAKE HER LAUREL! PWEASE!!!!
MAKE HER LIKE.... CHELSEA! PLEASE!

Zirsta said...

Congrats! But, erm, don't you think that Miley will attract a really young audience? The book was really clearly made for teens , but millions of Miley fans are young, like elementary school young. My opinion is the movie will end up one of those little kid Disney movies, which would just be murder of good literature. You need a fresh cast of not so famous people, so your audience will be there for the story and the book, not for the actors.

Sorry to rant, and I'm sure there isn't a great deal you can do... I just hope they keep the mature feel of the book, and don't make it softened for a young audience.

Keep it true to the book!

Ally said...

Hmm...Miley...
Tats amazing news, just i didn't quite see miley

Demon Hunter said...

Since I write screenplays as well as novels, I know that the writer, especially of a novel, has no control over who's chosen for the cast.

I have no problem with Miley Cyrus. She's just a kid. I think WINGS will be good no matter who stars in it, Aprilynne! :-)

Emily said...

I just read Wings last week, and immediately pictured Kayla and Kupono (from So You Think You Can Dance) as Laurel and Tamani. They're not actors (but aren't faeries graceful like dancers?) but are so cute- maybe they could be!

Heidi said...

I am thrilled that Wings is being made into a movie. However, I am extremely disappointed thet Miley was chosen to play Laurel. I have nothing against Miley, however, she does not fit the fragile, sweet, faery type of the character. I suspect she was put in to bring in the big bucks. Disney should have chosen their other up and coming star Annasophia Robb. She is the quintessential faery which would of matched the character and made the 4 book series a smash hit. Will Miley stick to the character 'til the end? Um? Annasophia as you may remeber was the girl in Bridge to Terabitha, the sweet girl in Because of Win Dixie and most recently Race to witch Mountain. Wings was such a delight to read and I can't wait for the next book, however, if Miley plays Laurel, my 12 year old daughter and I will skip it. Please reconsider Aprillynn. A very devoted fan and fellow writer/author.

Emma said...

Congratulations! This is such big news!

However, like many others, I don't believe that Miley Cyrus is right for the part. She's almost completely the opposite of what I imagine Laurel to be like. And I think that if Miley Cyrus were Laurel, it would most likely turn into another one of those Disney movies that I can't stand. Don't got me wrong, not all of them are... not so good. But lately they have been getting worse and worse in my opinion. I know that if Miley were Laurel, I wouldn't see the movie.

But don't let me ruin your news! I still think this is fantastic. :)

+SweetRevenge+ said...

"Congratulations! You can see there is a theme here - Miley doesn't appear to be right for the part - perhaps an unknown, more ethereal-appearing actress . . . .
Loved the book!"-anonymous
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whoever wrote this is true miley is big but half of the world hates her i get it kids will probably go see it because of her, but seriously if u want to make it great chose someone different im sick of hearing about miley cyrus everywere i look, it pains me to hear your great creation is going to be ruined by her horrible acting
but to end on a happy note congrates i guess :( <<<<---- not happy face :(

Anonymous said...

I agree with most of the people on here. Miley is definitely NOT right for the role of Laurel. I know that you don't really have that big of a choice of casting, but still. If they HAVE to put Miley in the movie, she would be a lot better as Chelsea. A more unknown and angelic-looking actress should be Laurel, that's just my opinion.
It's great that there's interest though! Very exciting!

Rebecca J said...

Not Miley, I have nothing against her but to me she just isn't Laureal. I think its that she's too famous, and I feel that Laureal would have a more natural unknownish look to her. Other then that i can't wait for the movie!! ^-^

Anonymous said...

NOOOOOO Miley Cyrus will ruin the movie!!!!!! She's to un-laurel ish. But its awesome that they'll probably make the movie!